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Spending on One’s Family on the Day of ‘Āshūra Spending on One’s Family on the Day of ‘Āshūra

By Mawlana Mohammed Haroon Abasoomer
Question:
What is the virtue of spending on one’s family on the day of ‘Ashura [the 10th of Muharram] and what is the authenticity of the hadith that encourages this sort of …

The Rulings of Sadaqat al-Fitr The Rulings of Sadaqat al-Fitr

By Mufti Faraz ibn Adam
The great Hanafi faqih (jurist) Imam Ibn al-Humam mentions: “Sadaqat al-Fitr is compulsory upon every free Muslim.” (Sharh Fath al-Qadir, 2:285)
The Evidence
All the scholars base their opinion on the following ahadith:
‘Abd Allah Ibn …

More Than A Headscarf: How Hijab Has Lost Its Soul More Than A Headscarf: How Hijab Has Lost Its Soul

By Shazia Ahmad
Hijab[1] is a frequently discussed topic in our community and a practice dissected and opined over from many different angles. While it is talked about frequently, in many of the most important ways …

The Loss of Reverence and Blessings The Loss of Reverence and Blessings

By Mufti Shuaibullah Khan
Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه narrated that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said,
“If the people of my community ever come to attach a lot of significance to this material world, …

Taking Wealth Without the Other’s Wholeheartedness Taking Wealth Without the Other’s Wholeheartedness

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Translation and Footnotes by Mufti Yusuf Shabbir 
Speech delivered in Pakistan on 16th Shawwāl 1434 / August 22nd, 2013
In relation to monetary matters, incautiousness has spread within our society. The Prophet of …

A Scholar Saying “I Do Not Know” Raises His Rank A Scholar Saying “I Do Not Know” Raises His Rank

By Shaykh Abd al-Fattāh Abu Ghuddah
Abdullah ibn ‘Umar رضي الله عنه says: “Knowledge is of three types: the book that is forever speaking (Qur’an), an established sunnah, and ‘I do not know’.”[1]
In his explanation to …

Islam and Muslims in the U.S. Prison System Islam and Muslims in the U.S. Prison System

By Shaykh Rami Nsour [1]
Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid
I believe that every American has the duty to know what is going on with incarceration in our country. We house the largest number of prisoners in the …

Widespread Calamities Upon Muslims: Causes & Cures Widespread Calamities Upon Muslims: Causes & Cures

By Mufti Muhammad Fārūq Meeruti
Translated by Mufti Zubair Bayat
 
Heaps of Disgrace
“Verily Allah does not change the condition of a people unless they change it themselves.” (Qur’an 13:11)
The Muslim is daily faced by a host of new …

Twenty Reasons to Be a Scholar of Islam Twenty Reasons to Be a Scholar of Islam

By Mawlana Dr. Omar Hussaini
Edited by IlmGate
1 . To earn the pleasure of Allah SWT.
“Whoever Allah سبحانه وتعالى wants good for, He gives him Fiqh (understanding) of the Deen.” (Bukhari)
2. To gain entry into Jannah.
“Whoever …

Humanity, Religion, & Peace: Finding Common Ground Humanity, Religion, & Peace: Finding Common Ground

By Mufti Shuaibullah Khan [1]
Edits and Footnotes by Faraz Abdul Moid
The religion of Islam is the religion of peace and tranquility, and this fact stands out clearly in the teachings of the Holy Qur’an which preaches that …